On April 2nd, Titus, and his siblings came in to our care. Unfortunately the 4 of them soon showed symptoms of canine parvovirus. A highly contagious disease that is spread through direct or indirect contact with their feces.

As the virus attacks the pups gastrointestinal tract and has a high mortality rate if left untreated Titus, and siblings, were admitted to the isolation unit at the WCVM Small Animal Clinic on April 3rd. There he has been attended to by the caring vets, vet techs, and students of the college. Because the virus was making Titus feel so low and unwell he has been given a feeding tube as well as IV fluids. He is given his meals through the tube every 2-3 hours.

On April 6th, it was reported that he’s more alert and aware of his surroundings as well as more responsive. He is still showing symptom that the virus is actively affecting him but he is also showing signs that he is willing to keep fighting. While we know he is not out of the woods yet we also know that he has a team of people on his side.

We want to thank everyone at the Small Animal Clinic, the volunteers at CAP, and New Hope Dog Rescue for all that they are doing and have done to support Titus and his foster home as he works to feel better.

Update: Titus went into shock on April 7th, his little body was no longer able to fight this terrible virus and a humane euthanasia was opted for at that time.

Please consider making a donation to our Guardians of Hope program where your donations continue to help dogs like Titus. 100 percent of all donations towards this fund goes directly to the animal’s medical expenses for major medical care.

  • Date April 6, 2023
  • Tags Alumni